[Samba] Default settings for print drivers

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Mar 3 20:46:59 GMT 2003

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On Mon, 3 Mar 2003 daniel.jarboe at custserv.com wrote:

> For example, one driver where installable device settings change
> printing preferences options is the HP LaserJet 8100 Series PCL (the
> driver comes with win2000).
> Install the driver on the samba server, under device settings tab,
> installable options, let's say that the duplex unit is installed, and
> that the accessory output bin is HP 3000-Sheet Stapler/Stacker.  This'll
> give us two installable features to work with.
> After applying, now under the general tab, printing preferences, we'll
> take advantage of the duplex unit and set the layout (duplex) to be flip
> on long edge.  Apply.  Now under advanced, we'll change Stapler from one
> staple to two staples.  Apply, OK.
> After OK, viewing the properties again shows that it appears to have
> remembered the settings on the server.
> If a non-printer admin installs this printer to the client from the
> samba share, the installable options are lost (no duplex, no stapler),
> and the printing preferences are back to defaults.  This is a problem,
> as non-printer admins can't do the things they need to do, and because
> they are not printer admins, they cannot "install" options with device
> settings.

I had this working in 2.2.8pre2.  What server platform are you using?

> Okay, last one.  So for printing preferences (layout) i turn duplex back
> to flip on long edge, and advanced, stapler: to two staples.  OK.  Now I
> open up word or i.e. or notepad or whatever... Print... Properties...
> I've lost my duplex and staple again, and not just the preferences, but
> the device settings no longer appear installed (there is no place to
> change duplex settings, or specify the # of staples).  Though if I go to
> Settings... Printers... the settings appear to be there.  But no
> applications can use them?  What gives?
> This is 2.2.7a-1, btw.  Do your tests confirm similar behaviour, or is
> this one of those "works for me" things?  Does 3.x behave any better in
> this area?

some of the bugs have been worked out in 3.0.  Give it a shot.  But i 
would be very interested if your problem persists in 2.2.8pre2.

cheers, jerry
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